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Yu-Chu Shen
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2951
Email: yshen (at)
PhD - Harvard University, 2001
Health Policy (field: Health Economics)
AB - Harvard University, 1996
Applied Mathematics (field: Decision and Control), magna cum laude
  • July 2015-Present, Professor of Economics
  • July 2009-July 2015, Associate Professor of Economics
  • Sept 2004-July 2009, Assistant Professor of Economics
  • 2004-Present Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA
  • July 2001-Aug 2004 Research Associate, Health Policy Center, the Urban Institute, Washington, DC
  • 1997-2001 Research Assistant, National Bureau of Economics Research, Cambridge, MA
  • 1997-2001 Webmaster, Ph.D. Program in Healthy Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 1998-1999 Teaching Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Health economics
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Health Policy
  • Health Economics
  • 2008-2010 Grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's HCFO program.
  • 1999-2001 Hauser Center Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in the Nonprofit Sector
  • 1999 Harvard Graduate Society Fellowships, Term-Time Dissertation Fellowship
  • 1998-1999 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
  • 1998 Harvard Graduate Society Fellowships, Summer Awards
  • 1996-1998 Harvard Ph.D. Program in Health Policy Fellowship
  • Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Member of Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy
  • Complete publications list can be viewed here.
  • Shen, Y. and Wu, V. 2013. Reductions in Medicare Payments and Patient Outcomes: An Analysis of Five Leading Medicare Conditions. Medical Care, 51(11): 970-977.
  • Shen, Y., Arkes, J., and Williams, TV. 2012. Effects of Iraq/Afghanistan Deployments on Major Depression and Substance Use Disorder: Analysis of Active Duty Personnel in US Military. American Journal of Public Health, 102 (March, S1): S80-S87.
  • Shen, Y. and Hsia, RY. 2011. Association Between Ambulance Diversion And Survival of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction. JAMA, 305 (23): 2440-2447.
  • Shen, Y. Arkes, J. Kwan, B. Tan, L. and Williams, TV. 2010. Effects of Iraq/Afghanistan Deployments on PTSD Diagnoses for Still Active Personnel in All Four Services. Military Medicine, 175 (10): 763-769.
  • Shen, Y., Wu, V., and Melnick, G. 2010. Trends in Hospital Cost and Revenue, 1994-2005: How Are They Related to HMO Penetration, Concentration and For-Profit Ownership. Health Services Research, 45 (1): 42-61.
  • Shen, Y. 2009. Do HMO and its for-profit expansion jeopardize the survival of hospital safety net services? Health Economics, 18(3): 305-320,
  • Keywords: health economics, health policy

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